The Great Value of Woman

Alabaster

Recently, I attended a Men’s bible study where there were several men that had wives, mothers, and sisters that had battled or were in battle with breast cancer. I was moved by their testimonies as they shared their experiences.
One guy was asked if he was ready to nurture his wife with love as she prepared for her first round of “chemo” because she was known to be physically attractive with long blonde hair and some physical changes could be on the horizon. Another guy described his mother after she had loss several pounds and all of her hair saying, “how frail and different she appeared, yet the essence of her was untouched.”  Lastly, there was a brother there which had two sisters that ended up battling cancer at the same time and he remarked how they would often talk about how “Fly” they looked in their expensive wigs.
In this world of carnality, so much emphasis is put on physical appearance that the pressure for women to be physically attractive has to be almost unbearable at times. I would imagine that this kind of pressure further exacerbates a cancer experience. This social dynamic often distorts a women’s view of her own value. In my lifetime I have found few women that understood their true virtue and value. Unfortunately, many women use a mirror to assess their value or the reaction of others to their physical appearance. Well, one of the greatest discoveries I have found in my adulthood is that this world does a horrible job of reflecting true value. I consider this a great discovery because it led me to finding a truer and more stable standard from which all people should gauge their value; the Creator.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to affirm the great value of women worldwide.
Your beauty and strength lies in how you love. Your love is divinely sacrificial and nurturing; you spark life. If one looked at love as a river from which all mankind drinks, the greatest physical tributary would be women. Woman, your sensitivity to the issues of the heart and your faith has stirred the heart of Yahweh to bestow great mercy, grace, and favor upon you. Look at how Yeshua the Messiah lifted up His daughter who had the alabaster box of oil in Luke chapter 7. This woman expressed love so lavish that the Savior said, ” Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.” (Mark 14:9) Look also at the woman that had an issue of blood for twelve years that was able to “touch the heart” of the Savior with her faith, trust, and hope. The power to embody all of that through a simple touch speaks to the sensitivity of woman that is nothing short of a gifting.
In each case, Yeshua the Messiah told each woman that their faith had saved them. Woman, your faith and love has caused you to be blessed and has been a source of light and inspiration for generations. Thanks for letting your love endure through all you endure!

The Comforter

Elightenment 3

My soul longs to drink from the seas of your beauty,

The toils of life have created in me such a deep thirst, my parched soul longs for the nectar of your divine attributes,

The daughters of Eve only offer a shadow of your comfort but I need the fullness of your glory,

Your beauty captivates me and stills my focus,

Your meekness and tenderness draws me in until I am surrounded by your grace,

Your truth and understanding brings peace to a mind perplexed,

Your mercy and compassion is a balm from the memories of battle,

Your revelations of love generate hope and faith, restoring my strength,

The shadows and fears that haunt in darkness vanish at your light,

Caressed in the security and assurance of eternal love, I rest.

I awaken, quickened by your ministry of life to a brighter glory.

I wrote this piece to heighten the awareness of the provision God has given us in the ministry of the Holy Spirit. God has blessed us with visitations in the earth throughout history. In this last dispensation God has come among us in the form of the Holy Spirit in a very intimate way. The desire of God is to dwell within us in the form of the Holy Spirit to impart life throughout our being. He wants to make us His living tabernacle. The holy scriptures tell us that God created mankind in His image and this is true. The Holy Spirit is part of the Godhead and is reflected so clearly in the nature of woman. We see the Holy Spirit illustrated in scripture as a nurturing life giver and teacher, also powerful and discerning, yet meek and sensitive, as light as a dove yet as intense as flaming fire.

These attributes of the Holy Spirit reflected in woman are the reason for the mystique of women. It is why women have been worshiped throughout history. It is why mythology is steeped with goddesses. The role of woman in the world is so vital to its well being that the powers of darkness have assaulted her heart relentlessly. The powers of darkness would love nothing less than to extinguish the radiant love exemplified in the sacrificial, nurturing love of a woman and to have our vision handicapped without the discernment and sensitivity that is inherent to her. We see this in the bombardment of media focused merely on woman’s sexual appeal. Unfortunately, many women have succumbed to this mindset and weigh their self worth with a heavy emphasis on physical appeal.  A woman doesn’t experience true fulfillment until she sees and appreciates the fullness of her “divine” attributes and yields them to the world according to God’s purpose. Our homes, our communities, our governments will languish until we appreciate fully the gifts given to us by God in woman.

On the other hand, because of woman’s divine attributes, she is often abused. Men often look to women too much for the nurture and comfort she can bestow. As men, we have to learn to seek comfort in the Holy Spirit primarily. Many women have been drained physically and emotionally from men leeching on them, instead of recognizing that women are a sign post of the source but not the source itself. Just as children are weaned from the breast, men need to find the true source of comfort beyond woman. That source beyond woman is also the main source, the boundless width and depth of God expressed in the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

The beautiful oil painting is by Teresa Wicksteed entitled “Enlightenment 3”

Please visit her site,  See the link below

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